In January 2013, Central Montana was dealt a huge blow, when Stanford resident, Bill Sloan, died unexpectedly. Bill and his wife, Jessica owned and operated the NAPA store in Stanford; and have raised their four children there.
Bill was a cornerstone of the community. In addition to serving people from a wide area at the NAPA store, He was involved in many activities. He set a prime example of placing your faith and family first; and giving back to the community.
Bill was a good caretaker of his family, and a solid member of the Catholic Church. He served as the Stanford fire chief; and was very active as a fire training officer. A few of the many other activities he was involved with were the FFA Alumni, Crime Stoppers, and the Chamber of Commerce.
It could easily be said that Bill Sloan wrote the book on “NAPA Know-How”. If anyone was looking for a part; and it was available, Bill could usually find it. When you purchased an automobile part at the Stanford NAPA store, many times Bill helped with some of the installation as a free bonus. There were many vehicle windshield wipers in the area that were replaced by Mr. Sloan; and often under adverse weather conditions.
It was with honor that the CMR Stampede Club dedicated the 2013 rodeo weekend to Bill. You can never replace a man like Bill Sloan. You can only appreciate the many things he accomplished while he was with us.